If you want to show your kids what it takes to get eggs to the carton and milk in the jug then, B-I-N-G-O! — you’re in luck. Select local farms open their barnyard gates so families can explore and learn. From cows to vegetables, there’s an agricultural adventure for everyone. Click through our slideshow to discover the options, then get out there. Overalls optional.

For Educational Family Programs: Angelic Organics

Located 80 miles northwest of Chicago, Angelic Organics was one of the first CSAs in the area when it began selling their vegetables and herbs to households in 1991. Not only do the farmers have an interest in educating and helping food growers, but their educational initiatives extend to the general public.

The Angelic Organics Learning Center is where families connect with the farm. Register for anything from an introduction to cheese making to composting to adventures with the animals. Programs with the animals range from a simple tour to a day camp focused on the chores required on a farm.

1547 Rockton Rd., Caledonia
815-389-8455
Cost and hours: Vary based on program selected; not open for drop-in tours
Online: learngrowconnect.org

 

Have you ever toured a farm with your kids? Let us know in the Comments!

— Maria Chambers

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